The Orange County Republican Party held a press conference commemorating the one year anniversary of the firebombing of its headquarters in Hillsborough, NC, during which they denounced the action and renewed pleas for a confession. Speakers included current Orange County GOP Chairman Waddy Davis, former Orange County GOP Chairman Daniel Ashley, NCGOP Chairman Robin Hayes, and NCGOP Executive Director Dallas Woodhouse.
Students and visitors to the NC State campus on Friday, October 13, 2017 react to the lack of punishment handed down by the NCAA in its final ruling on the academic scandal investigation at the University of North Carolina.
Students passing through the center of campus, the pit, shared their opinions about the report released Friday by the NCAA Committee on Infractions that did not sanction the institution with any penalties for a long-running scheme of bogus African Studies courses, ones that UNC’s accrediting agency found lacked integrity.
Two dozen members of the Tuscarora Nation’s Turtle Clan returned for a conference about Indian Woods, the land set aside for the tribe after a devastating war with white settlers that sent them fleeing north in 1713. The nation still considers North Carolina an ancestral home, and they toured the Indian Woods reserve on Indigenous Peoples Day.
Several dozen protesters held small signs demanding the removal of the Confederate 'Silent Sam' statue from the UNC campus as the university held its annual University Day ceremony in Chapel Hill on Oct. 12, 2017. Governor Roy Cooper and UNC Chancellor Carol Folt acknowledged the protesters during their speeches.
Clark Eselgroth dances in an advanced program at the International Ballet Academy in Cary when most others his age are in classrooms. Eselgroth, a sophomore, moved from Asheville to Cary three years ago and was soon confronted with how to balance school with the hours of daily work required to realize his goal of becoming a professional ballet dancer.
Greg and Molly Moore talk about why they moved their son Isaac from the downtown Durham charter school Excelsior Classical Academy to the traditional public Spring Valley Elementary in their neighborhood.